Ambassador Julianne Smith – CEPA Forum 2023

September 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Event Overview

U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Julianne Smith, discusses the future of the NATO alliance.

Join U.S. Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith for the CEPA Forum 2023 as she discusses NATO's response to Russia's war in Ukraine and priorities for the alliance moving forward. Ambassador Smith sits down with CEPA Senior Fellow Charlotta Collén to examine NATO's achievements at the 2023 Vilnius summit, including new regional defense plans and increased support for Ukraine; developments in the Baltic Sea region following Finland's accession to NATO; NATO's efforts to address emerging technologies and hybrid threats; the impact of the war in Ukraine on defense capabilities and industrial bases; and the strengthening relationship between NATO and the European Union in coordinating assistance to Ukraine.


Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S. Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization



Charlotta Collén, Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis


Join us for the 2023 CEPA Forum — “Winning the War. Winning the Peace.” — which takes place September 26-29, 2023. Over the course of the Forum, CEPA will host a dynamic series of virtual keynotes, discussions, debates, and stories focusing on the transatlantic response to Russia’s war in Ukraine and how to turn unity into action, bolster collective security, and achieve continued prosperity.

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